JMWM was born when God called Johan Maasbach (1918 – 1997) and his wife Wilhelmina to pioneer a ministry in Holland in the late 1940’s. Their work would soon touch many cities and become a strong influence to the nation and eventually, the world. Using a gospel tent, they preached boldly the full gospel message at a time when there was some opposition to it. But God kept them faithful and they saw thousands saved and churches planted in many cities. The Lord was about to pour out His Spirit again upon the nation and the world. The much-prayed change in the spiritual climate of the country broke through in 1958 when the U.S. evangelist, Dr. T.L. Osborn, conducted the famous ‘Holland Wonder’ crusade. (‘Wonder’ is Dutch for ‘miracle’.) By God’s amazing plan, Johan was chosen the interpreter. Over a half million people attended the week-long crusade. The Lord did incredible healings and other miracles. Thousands came to Jesus.
JMWM has grown through time and generations, triumphing over severe trying seasons – a joyous testimonial that any ministry built on the Rock, Jesus Christ is built to last. It also affirms the resolve of the founders to finish their God-assigned task – “of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”
Today, God continues to enlarge JMWM globally under the leadership of Bro Johan’s son, Dr. David Maasbach and his wife, Regina, with his brother, John T.L. Maasbach. Alongside with them are a strong group of church leaders and staff, regional coordinators and other frontliners in several countries. Dr. David’s broadcast on national commercial TV is reaching Holland. The ministry’s big musicals, literature outreach, youth and other ministries are touching lives. Crusades, gospel festivals, Bible schools and leaders’ conferences continue to advance God’s kingdom in many nations.
We are a global movement of churches and ministries that exists to glorify God and obey Christ’s commission through evangelism and discipleship, church planting, leadership development and compassion ministries.
We adhere to the evangelical-full gospel beliefs, message and practice. We subscribe to the Lausanne Covenant of 1974.
The Blessing is under the auspices of Johan Maasbach World Mission (JMWM), a ministry based in The Hague, Holland, with a solid record of faithfulness and fruitfulness since 1952.
We seek to glorify God in everything we do because we believe that “man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” (Rev. 4:11, Psalm 86:9; Psalm 16:11; Rev. 21:3-4)
- Proclaim the gospel to all creation with signs and wonders, then disciple the saved and equip them to disciple others. (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-18)
- Plant transformational and reproducing churches, especially in regions of the world that are least evangelized. (Acts 1:8)
- Establish schools and other centers for education that equip Christians to lead ministries and in spheres of society where God has called them. (Ephesians 4:11-13)
- Engage in ministries to uplift the poor and needy,
demonstrating God’s love and mercy. (Matthew 25:35-36; 40)